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Old 07-03-2009, 04:17 PM   #11386
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:30 PM   #11387
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First post in this thread.



Spill it.



(sorry)
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:00 PM   #11388
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Well, that certainly didn't look like it tickled!!

What happened?

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Old 07-03-2009, 06:02 PM   #11389
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Hi guys

It happened on the start of the 15th lap of a 20 lap criterium points race.
When the bell rang anouncing the start of the points lap, I was in a (unfamiliar ) position................close to the front and started thinking about points.

Lead guy made a break and I followed around the corner.
Unfortunately he lost it and I had no where to go.
I was actually afraid of sliding and didn't go to hard on the rear brake.

Like they teach you in off road school................look where you want to ride.
And I was looking at this guys arse as it slid across the tar.
Connected with his bike's front sprocket and got ejected.
Managed to clear the barrier tape and landed ( on my heaviest bodyparts ) on the other side of the road.
Mid air I thought.....................when is this gonna hurt?
Then it started hurting.
Apparently the bike did some aerial acrobatics as well.

Lucky I did not break anything, but left cheek ( the southern one) has been the size of a small watermelon for a week now, and my lower back and butt looks like brand new unwashed Levi's.

I think road rash would have been better.
The bike's drive train survived for the most part.

ANYWAY.............managed to squeeze enough $ out of my credit card for a new Felt F1 SL Team frame

Now I just have to get enough balls to get on again.

cheers



P.S Can't wait for the ITT on TV tomorrow
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:08 PM   #11390
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Ouch.
Sounds painful.

Get better. Get back on.
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:09 PM   #11391
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look on the bright side-if that watermelon was in the front your unit would be that colour. Oddly enough I know this from 2 wheeled experience
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:13 PM   #11392
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First post in this thread.

Fantastic first thread post.


Busted shit, I love it.

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Old 07-04-2009, 04:18 AM   #11393
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I think my wheelset weighs more than this bike...

http://www.velonews.com/article/9431...s-country-bike
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:03 AM   #11394
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I think my wheelset weighs more than this bike...

http://www.velonews.com/article/9431...s-country-bike

Lifetime warranty with no rider weight limit.

Wonder how long it'll take me to make one look like blackmamba's bike?
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:30 AM   #11395
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I wonder what the weight limits are? Reminds me of the old R1tchey P22's that had a rider weight limit sticker on the top tube. I would have had to cut off a leg to meet it.
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:41 AM   #11396
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It begins! The 2009 Tour DAY France is on Vs. now.
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:21 AM   #11397
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LA is riding as we speak



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Old 07-04-2009, 07:36 AM   #11398
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TT in Monacco looks like racing Fomula 1 cars in a maze.. lots of up and down, blind corners and hairpin turns.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:58 AM   #11399
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I'll have to see what the OLN coverage is up here for the Tour
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:17 AM   #11400
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Have we decided on which thread we'll be chatting about the tour, yet? I suppose 10th with a 20'ish second deficit to Contador and Kloden isn't a big deal after only a single stage. My guess is that it was a mistake to go out early. LA is a consummate time trialist, but it has to be easier to find that extra 5% when you know the times you have to beat and you've got a coach in your ear telling you exactly how much faster or slower you need to go in order to stay on top. He's not used to going out early in any time trial. I really wanted him to come out dominant. That 18 second gap to Cancellara isn't a big deal, but I wish he was closer to Contador and Kloden, if only so that he doesn't wind up riding as a domestique. It's gonna be hard to break away and find that extra time when the guys he has to catch up to are on his team.
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